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The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment provides consultation and education to families and health providers about kids and environmental hazards.

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment logoThe Center's clinicians specialize in children’s and reproductive environmental health. Our team includes certified nurse midwife, family nurse practitioner, medical toxicologist, nurse, and pediatrician.

Contact us if you are pregnant and concerned about environmental exposures or if you suspect a child is experiencing health problems from exposure to environmental pollutants such as

  • Indoor air pollution – mold, formaldehyde-laden building materials, asbestos, sick building issues, and asthma triggers
  • Outdoor air pollution – asthma triggers and air pollutants including:air borne toxins, chemical waste, exhaust and fumes, carbon monoxide
  • Water pollution – toxic bacteria, lead, PFCs
  • Farming and lawn pollutants – fertilizers, pesticides
  • Work-related exposure (for parents and employed teens) – solvents, chemicals, lead, sick building issues
  • Other toxic exposures – mercury, lead, arsenic, solvents, hazardous waste

PEHSUThe Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE) is one of ten Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) in the US, serving residents in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. MACCHE is the Region 3 PEHSU and is supported by the School of Nursing & Health Studies at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Call Toll Free: 1-866-622-2431
email: kidsandenvironment@georgetown.edu
blog: enviro.center